For the past three years, Fickett Elementary School has been supporting the Pennies for Patients campaign, a nationwide program that aids thousands of children and adults in their fight against blood cancer. This year, students and staff at Fickett collected over $1,300.00 in donations towards the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The donations will benefit the life-saving cancer research to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma.
Students and staff were encouraged to join the campaign by bringing spare change to fill collection boxes in the classrooms. The classes with the most donations were rewarded with a pizza party and tickets to the UniverSoul Circus.
Counselor Mary L. King, who coordinated the program, stated that this effort “was a good way for our students to learn how to give back and share with less fortunate children.”